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Andy Serwer

Fortune
Managing Editor

As managing editor of FORTUNE, Andy Serwer is responsible for overseeing FORTUNE magazine and FORTUNE.com, with a combined audience of more than 11 million readers, as well as FORTUNE digital media and FORTUNE’s conferences. He was named managing editor of FORTUNE in October 2006. FORTUNE is the only business magazine with a truly global distribution, and the FORTUNE 500 is universally recognized as the most important list of top corporations. Under his tenure, FORTUNE was named to both Adweek’s Hot List and AdAge’s A-List in 2012. FORTUNE also won four S.A.B.E.W (Society of American Business Editors and Writers) Best in Business Awards for excellence in Explanatory Reporting, Feature Writing, Technology Coverage and Small Business Reporting in 2012.

Serwer has overseen a significant expansion of both FORTUNE.com and the FORTUNE conference division. FORTUNE was the first business magazine with an iPad app and has more than 880,000 followers on Twitter.

In 2013, FORTUNE hosted the FORTUNE Global Forum in Chengdu, China.  In 2010, the Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa featured President Clinton, President Jacob Zuma, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and numerous world business leaders at the premiere business conference during the World Cup.  The FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit, which featured Virginia Rometty, Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba in 2012, sells out a year in advance and has an extensive waitlist.
 
Serwer joined FORTUNE in 1985 as an intern from Columbia Journalism School and went on to cover and edit Wall Street, investing, information technology and entertainment for the magazine. In 2000, he was named Business Journalist of the Year by TJFR Business News Reporter, which called him “perhaps the nation’s top multimedia talent, successfully juggling the roles of serious journalist, astute commentator and occasional court jester.” He is a regular guest on MSNBC’S Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawkbox, and from 2001 to 2006 he served as the business anchor for CNN’s American Morning.
 
Serwer received a B.A. in history from Bowdoin College, an MBA from Emory University and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

He is on Twitter @serwer.

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